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  • Abenteuer Nordwestpassageby Gudrun Bucher

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 21.59

    Sei es der Wunsch nach einem kurzen Seeweg zu den Reichtümern Ostasiens, seien es Wissensdurst oder nationales Prestigedenken gewesen: verschiedenste Beweggründe brachten Seefahrer über die Jahrhunderte dazu, nach der Nordwestpassage zu suchen. Als es Roald Amundsen schließlich gelang, sie vollständig zu durchfahren (1903-1906), hatte die Suche bereits... more...

  • King Charles III (NHB Modern Plays)by Mike Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A provocative drama, drawing on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, which explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain?s most famous family. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, her son ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?... more...

  • 1808: The Flight of the Emperorby Laurentino Gomes

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    In a time of terror for Europe?s monarchs?imprisoned, exiled, executed?Napoleon?s army marched toward Lisbon. Cornered, Prince Regent João had to make the most fraught decision of his life. Protected by the British Navy, he fled to Brazil with his entire family, including his deranged mother, most of the nobility, and the entire state apparatus.... more...

  • Spanische Geschichteby Walther L. Bernecker

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 17.26

    Im letzten Drittel des 15. Jahrhunderts wurden mit der Überwindung der territorialen Zersplitterung und der Zurückdrängung der maurischen Herrschaft die Grundlagen für Spaniens rasanten Aufstieg zur Weltmacht im 16. Jahrhundert gelegt. Walther L. Bernecker analysiert die Prozesse, die Spaniens Hegemonialstellung bedingten, ebenso wie den baldigen... more...

  • A Brief History of the Celtsby Peter Berresford Ellis

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview... more...

  • Iberische Diktaturenby Ursula Prutsch

    StudienVerlag 2012; US$ 25.91

    Francisco Franco in Spanien und António de Oliveira Salazar in Portugal waren fast 40 Jahre lang an der Macht. Das schwierige Erbe der Diktaturen prägt die Geschichte der beiden iberischen Staaten bis heute - sei es durch zahlreiche Prozesse der Aufarbeitung, sei es durch revisionistische Beschönigung ihrer Herrschaft. Der vorliegende Band stützt... more...

  • Portugal: A Companion Historyby José Hermano Saraiva; Ian Robertson; Ursula Fons

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 21.80

    Professor Saraiva's multi-volume History of Portugal is a celebrated scholarly standard work. Yet, when he published a one-volume Historia Concisa , it proved a run-away best seller in Portugal, and the television series that went with it became a chart-topper. His latest book, produced especially for Carcanet's Aspects of Portugal series,... more...

  • Sepúlveda, cronista del emperadorby Santiago Muñoz Machado

    Edhasa 2012; US$ 21.88

    ?Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda no creyó en el destino sino en el libre albedrío: la trayectoria vital de cada uno y la preparación para la eternidad dependen de los propios empeños, de la fuerza de su voluntad. Pero o el destino, o la conducta que siguió mientras vivía, forjaron para él y su obra las mayores ofensas que pueden infligirse a un creador, que... more...

  • The Baker Who Pretended to Be King of Portugalby Ruth MacKay

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 29.00

    On August 4, 1578, in an ill-conceived attempt to wrest Morocco back from the hands of the infidel Moors, King Sebastian of Portugal led his troops to slaughter and was himself slain. Sixteen years later, King Sebastian rose again. In one of the most famous of European impostures, Gabriel de Espinosa, an ex-soldier and baker by trade—and most... more...

  • The Portugueseby Barry Hatton

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 15.49

    Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent’s south-west rim.In the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Age of Discovery the Portuguese led Europe out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic... more...